Board

Wendy Chun-HoonWendy Chun-Hoon

Wendy Chun-Hoon has served on CHF’s Board of Trustees since 2015 and is Chair of the Board. She is also a member of the Executive and the Strategic Partnerships Committees.

Ms. Chun-Hoon is the director of the Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor. Previously, she led Family Values @ Work, a national network of coalitions in 27 states helping to spur the growing movement for family-friendly workplace policies. She has fought for racial, gender and economic justice from within foundations, community-based organizations and government. Her commitment to invest in community networks and leadership development and aligning that capacity around driving policy change is an asset to advance CHF’s new strategic plan. She has served as the associate director for the Special Fund for Poverty Alleviation, a special initiative of the Open Society Foundations; as the chief of staff for Maryland’s Department of Human Services; and as a program officer at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Silvia SalazarSilvia Inéz Salazar

Silvia Salazar has served on CHF’s Board of Trustees since 2014 and is Vice-Chair of the Board. She is also a member of the Executive, Nominations and Governance, Strategy and Strategic Partnerships Committees.

Ms. Salazar is the Informatics Research Laboratory Manager at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.* She is an experienced grassroots bilingual (Spanish-English) community organizer who has worked in partnership with diverse communities, including immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and working families. She also has expertise in community building and creating partnerships with government institutions and community organizations. She currently is the co-President of an affordable housing cooperative of 84 families in the District of Columbia and has served as co-President and bilingual tenant organizer for a rent-controlled apartment building in the District of Columbia.

*Ms. Salazar is serving in her personal capacity.

Tanya M. Edelin, CPA, PMP

Tanya M. Edelin joined CHF’s Board of Trustees in 2018 and is Treasurer of the Board. She is also Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee and a member of the Executive and Strategy Committees.

Ms. Edelin is the Director of Operations at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc (LDF). At LDF, she provides strategic assistance to senior management in the advancement of financial and operational systems and practices. Prior to joining LDF, Ms Edelin spent over 25-years of her career in the healthcare industry. She held leadership roles spanning from Finance to Philanthropy with Kaiser Permanente, Cigna Healthcare and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield.

She also served on local community boards and coalitions including the Black Mental Health Alliance, Baltimore Integration Partnerships (BIP), Montgomery Moving Forward, and Healthy Montgomery Steering Committee. She is an active member of her community volunteering with local non-profits and faith-based institutions while raising a family with her husband and two children.

Tony Burns

Wm. Anthony (Tony) Burns joined CHF’s Board of Trustees in 2019 and is Chair of the Strategy Committee.

Mr. Burns is a native Washington whose advocacy work began in 2009. He is a founding member of Whitman Walker Health’s “More Than +1 Mentoring Progra” and is co-chair of the Community Advisory Board at George Washington University LGBTQ community. Mr. Burns is a faciliator and advocacy fellow at Miriam’s Kitchen, a member of Miriam’s Kitchen Speaker’s Bureau and recognized as a Mission Possible Belonging Honoree in 2019. At the beginning of his advocacy work, his focus was on HIV/AIDS and has expanded to housing and cancer care and philanthropy.

David HarringtonDavid C. Harrington

David Harrington joined CHF’s Board of Trustees in 2015 and is Chair of the Audit Sub-Committee and a member of the Finance and Investment and Strategic Partnerships Committees.

Mr. Harrington is the President of the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce, an alliance of more than 500 businesses dedicated to fostering a sound and progressive business climate. He has more than 20 years of organizational leadership, capacity building and community engagement experience and completed 15 years of public life as Mayor of Bladensburg, Prince George’s County Councilmember and Maryland State Senator. He is a 30-year resident of Prince George’s County. He brings his extensive expertise in building public private partnerships through aligning nonprofit, business and government sectors to address community equity to CHF’s board.

Yazzmine Holley-Anderson

Yazzmine Holley-Anderson joined the CHF’s Board of Trustees in 2019 and is a member of  the Nominations and Governance Committee.

Ms. Holley-Anderson is a professional student and educator, holding a degree in Behavioral Science and Advanced Montessori Studies. As a community leader, she has worked with children through the arts associated with Family & Child Services of Washington, D.C. Currently, she is working as a Montessori Guide in the District of Columbia, while lobbying for the rights of early Childhood & Development.

Tonya Vidal Kinlow

Tonya Vidal Kinlow joined CHF’s Board of Trustees in 2016 and is Chair of the Strategic Partnerships Committee. She is also a member of the Finance and Investment Committee.

Ms. Kinlow leads Children’s National Medical Center’s local and national advocacy and education efforts under the umbrella of the Child Health Advocacy Institute. She also works with federal and local government stakeholders to ensure that the needs of children are kept in the forefront of the development of policies and regulations. A prominent community leader, Ms. Kinlow joined Children’s National with a keen insight into legislative and regulatory processes and an ability to create and execute strategic tactical plans. She has spent 25 years leading and managing government relations for associations and healthcare payers including the District of Columbia Hospital Association, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the National Medical Association. Her advocacy on behalf of children extends beyond her work in health care. Ms. Kinlow received her Master’s in Public Administration from American University and her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Loyola University of New Orleans, LA.

Dilcia Margott Molina Sanchez

Dilcia Margott Molina Sanchez joined CHF’s Board of Trustees in 2019 and is Chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee and a member of the Strategy Committee.

Ms. Sanchez is a social psychologist, popular educator and conflict resolution facilitator. Originally from Central America, she arrived to the United States under political asylum because of her work against human trafficking and for human rights for LGBTQ people. Her community work includes co-facilitating group therapy sessions for latinx people living with HIV at NovaSalud Inc. in Northern Virginia, founding and directing Madre Tierra Latina Women Organization, a human rights and feminist organization for Latina women in Virginia founded in 2004, and Steering Committee President at the Impacto LGBTQ Project. Ms. Sanchez works a Gender & Health Program Manager at La Clinica del Pueblo.

Darakshan RajaDarakshan Raja

Darakshan Raja joined CHF’s Board of Trustees in 2016 and is a member of the Strategy and Strategic Partnerships Committees.

Ms. Raja is the co-director and founder of Justice For Muslims Collective, a local organization that works to dismantle structural Islamophobia in the DC metro area through mobilizations, coalition-building, and base-building among Muslims. Previously, Darakshan was the interim executive director of the Washington Peace Center and worked at the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center for 4 years on a range of projects focused on evaluating interventions for victims of sexual assault for state and federal government agencies. She currently serves on the board of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), a national organization that fights for racial justice and advocates for the civil rights of all South Asians in the United States. Darakshan holds a MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Aydin TuncerAydin Tuncer

Aydin Tuncer has served on CHF’s Board of Trustees since 2013 and is a member of the Finance and Investment and the Audit Sub-Committees.

Mr. Tuncer is the First Vice-President of Investments and Managing Director at the Global Wealth Management Group of Raymond James. He has worked in his current role for the past 16 years helping individuals, families and nonprofits achieve their investment and financial planning goals. Mr. Tuncer is committed to the mission and the work of CHF and brings his 20 years of experience in the financial services industry to advance and achieve the Foundation’s goals. His professional path is composed of his services as a telecom equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s and as an Internet Equity Analyst at the Prudential Securities in New York. Prior to joining CHF’s Board of Trustees, he served on the board of a local nonprofit organization, D.C. Employment Justice Center.

Art StevensArt Stevens

Art Stevens has served on CHF’s Board of Trustees since 2014 and is a member of the Finance and Investment and the Strategic Partnerships Committees.

Mr. Stevens is a Senior Partner at 1863, focusing on mentoring and accelerating New Majority entrepreneurs. He has been an Innovator in Residence at American University, and previously worked with PayPal as the Director for Social Innovation Projects, focusing on efforts to create economic opportunity for underserved populations. Prior to this, he was responsible for MicroPlace, an online marketplace for investments in Microfinance. His career has included significant work with the Calvert Foundation, DeutschBank, and Envestnet. His traditional investment experience includes over a decade of work for larger firms Morgan Stanley, Franklin Templeton, and TCW Investment Management. He began specializing in the non-profit community in 2002, helping to launch a social entreprise in the elder care sector and working with a social enterprise focused on health care in southern India. Mr. Stevens received his BA from the George Washington, University.

Robert Warren

Robert Warren joined CHF’s Board of Trustees in 2019 and is a member of the Finance and Investment and the Strategic Partnerships Committees.

Mr. Warren is a lifelong D.C. resident and advocate. He has been an advocate for the health and wellness services in the homeless community for 11 years and directs the People for Fairness Coalition. Mr. Warren is a member of the DC Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Consumer Engagement Work Group, an Advocacy Fellow at Miriam’s Kitchen, and the founding member of DC’s first Homeless Film Co-op for Social Justice. In addition to CHF, Mr. Warren serves on the boards of the United Planning Organization and National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty.

Alan WeilAlan Weil, J.D.

Alan Weil has served on CHF’s Board of Trustees since 2013 and is a member of the Strategic Partnerships Committee.

Mr. Weil is the Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the serious exploration of domestic and international health policy and system change. He has a life-long commitment to improving the health care system and its ability to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. He brings his extensive expertise on public policy, health care safety net, previous nonprofit experience and his awareness of the relationship between social factors and individual and community health to the Foundation. He previously served as the Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy, an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit research and policy organization; as the Director of the Urban Institute’s Assessing the New Federalism project, a privately funded social policy research project; as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, and as an Assistant General Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Medical Security. He is also an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, and director of the Aspen Health Strategy Group.

Dave ZuckermanDavid Zuckerman

David Zuckerman joined CHF’s Board of Trustees in 2016 and is a member of the Finance and Investment Committee.

Mr. Zuckerman is Director for Healthcare Engagement and leads the coordination of the Healthcare Anchor Network—a health system-led collaboration focused on improving community health and well-being by building inclusive and sustainable local economies. The Network includes more than 30 health systems to date. He is also the co-author of the Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series and is the author of Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Embracing the Anchor Mission. His work focuses on inclusive and equitable economic development strategies that build wealth in low-income communities, with specific attention on how hospitals and health systems can deploy the business side of their institutions to support community health improvement and strengthen their local economies. Mr. Zuckerman is also a contributor to Can Hospitals Heal America’s Communities: “All in for Mission” is the Emerging Model for Impact and the lead author of a National Academy of Medicine discussion paper, Building a Culture of Health at the Federal Level. He received both his Master of Public Policy and B.A. degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.